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277
Tang Haiwen
UNTITLED
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,640 USD
JUMP TO LOT
277
Tang Haiwen
UNTITLED
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,640 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York

Tang Haiwen
1929-1991
UNTITLED
signed Tang in Pinyin and Haiwen in Chinese
ink on paper
10 1/4 by 6 1/2 in. 26 by 16.5 cm.
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Provenance

Ho Gallery, Hong Kong
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

Born in 1929 on the island of Amoy in central China, T’ang Haiwen found his artist’s calling in 1952, first devoting himself to the styles of modern French painting – T’ang lived in Paris from 1948 until his death in 1991 – and later returning to traditional ink painting and calligraphy.  In this area his achievement was monumental, ranking him with great masters of the past while he provided a reinvigorating breath of fresh air in the present.

An autodidact, T’ang’s work ranges from pure abstraction to still-life and landscape, often skirting the border that separates the two, much like the greatest masters of the past.  In 2002, the mastery of his craft that he had developed with steadfast devotion for almost four decades was recognized in a much celebrated monographic exhibition at the prestigious Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet in Paris.

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York